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Design Exchange

234 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5K 1B2, Canada
+1 416-363-6121
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Good Venue

The old exchange space is a great place to host an event of 100 to 300ish people. The main room is... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
giffenk
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Don't make a special trip

We came here expecting to see some interesting design displays. Having been to the Design Museum in... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
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Located in one of Canada's Art Deco landmarks featuring the original Toronto Stock Exchange, Experience Design and be inspired by ever-changing exhibits, lectures, workshops, tours, screenings and camps from architecture to fashion design.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible8%
30 Apr 2018
“Good Venue”
31 Mar 2018
“Small but some good exhibits”
Opens in 29 min
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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234 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5K 1B2, Canada
Downtown West
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+1 416-363-6121
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

The old exchange space is a great place to host an event of 100 to 300ish people. The main room is mostly spartan and boring. But it is okay.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

We came here expecting to see some interesting design displays. Having been to the Design Museum in Copenhagen we were looking forward to seeing something similar. There's really not a lot to see here. If you're passing by, drop in (it's free), but don't make...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Not much to it but worth seeing the inside of the old stock exchange and front freize. Nice friendly staff

Thank Thomas S
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We enjoyed the exhibit of furniture and devices through time very much. I was very surprised at the size, very very small. I also expected more exhibits and architecture to do with the former stock exchange but nothing of such was on display at this...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We visited Saturday 29th July, the exhibit is very interesting for those interested in design. It is a small exhibit but there is no charge for visiting. The old trading floor on the 2nd floor is breathtaking the Art Deco design is beautiful. The young...More

Thank Kate E
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

When this first opened, there were public exhibitions on the second floor, a design bookstore (now SWIPE books on Richmond Street), and objects displayed on the ground floor. Then the bookstore moved, and the exhibitions got an entrance fee, and the staff got surly. Now...More

Thank Y7994RWmatt
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

The Design Exchange has displays of products designed by Canadians. Most of the displays aren't labeled. There are some tablets that gave additional information but only for some of the products. The building the museum is in is very nice. All displays were on the...More

Thank Gordon175
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Reviewed 18 December 2015

I had seen pictures of the permanent exhibit. We were passing by the building and decided to go in. It's got some very kitschy furniture, and cute phonographs and radios from the fifties or earlier. Only need about 15 minutes to go through.

1  Thank Fred S
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

I went to 2 business receptions in the Design Exchange. The food was delicious and the space was perfect

1  Thank DonnaFab
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Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

I literally work around the corner from the Design Exchange and have been wanting the check out the Politics of Fashion display. I dropped by after work one Friday night- I bought my ticket online (which with taxes and everything came to around $17). I...More

2  Thank ilovedgreece
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